The Liverpool Plains
Also affectionately known as the Plains of Plenty, the region has as an endless amount to offer.
Of ragged mountain ranges, of drought and flooding rains,
I love her far horizons, I love her jewel sea,
Her beauty and her terror, the wide brown land for me.
These famous words by Dorothea Mackellar were inspired by the Liverpool Plains.
Indeed, it’s hard not to fall in love with the place. Just a quick drive through and across Plains gives the feeling that this is a very special part of the world. From flat black soil floodplains to ripe red ridges, undulating scrub, rocky outcrops, and picturesque mountains rising up out of the landscape, the Liverpool Plains has something for everyone.
The Liverpool Plains cover approximately 1.2 million hectares of the north west slopes and plains of NSW. Stretching west of The Great Dividing Range to The Warrumbungle Range, the topography, climate and geological variety make the area not only aesthetically beautiful but abundant with natural flora and fauna.This extremely productive natural environment and farming land is bounded by Quirindi, Gunnedah, Premer and the Liverpool Ranges, a striking mountain range unusually running East-West.
To borrow another famous phrase: “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” (Aristotle). The diversity of the Liverpool Plains is what makes it so special in terms of ecosystems and biodiversity. If you have never been in the area, it is definitely worth the 4 hour drive from Sydney, 7 hours from Brisbane or 3 hours from the NSW mid north coast to come and see for yourself. We promise you won’t be disappointed!